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Author: Heather Burns

Crumbs Music and Imurj – the Artists’ Cafe Announce Partnering Agreement

Imurj – the Artists’ Cafe (a company that promotes local NC musicians and artists) and Crumbs Music (an online platform that provides premium music, simply licensed for placement into movies, TV shows, video games, and corporate use) are excited to announce a partnership to promote local NC musicians.  Karl Thor, owner of Imurj – the Artists’ Cafe, said, “When I was curating songs by local musicians for Imurj Radio, some of the songs immediately evoked visions of ‘Game of Thrones’ with Tyrion and Jamie Lannister riding their steeds into King’s Landing amid great pageantry!  Other songs evoked images of...

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Katelynn Read Debuts Her New Album – We’ve Come This Far

Katelyn Read, an Imurj Premium Member, debuts her brand new album “We’ve Come This Far” live at Imurj Friday, May 12th. Experience Katelyn’s stories through her music at this exclusive album release party with live painting by 3 of Imurj’s visual artist Members: Daphne Rodgers, Caroline Caldwell, and Marcia Streithorst, as well as a performance by Trey Heffinger. These artists will create works of art live to the music. Audience members have the opportunity to bid on the works of art in a silent auction during the event, as they observe the artwork being created. Read says, “It’s largely due to the support of the community around me that I am where I am today. This really isn’t a one man act! I’m so thankful for the love and support from my family, friends, and fans who have made this album possible. ” Read describes this album as “the evolution of my sound. I feel like I’m beginning to develop who I am as an artist, a songwriter, and a musician, and this collection of songs reflect that growing process. ”     About Katelyn Read Katelyn Read is a folk-blues singer songwriter who embraces lyrics that stir up hope, attempt to define love, and speak of the joy of living. Influenced by Bon Iver, Iron and Wine, and Ray Lamontagne, her sound blends folk melodies with a hint of blues and...

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PRESS RELEASE: Grand Opening of Imurj in Downtown Raleigh: May 4-7

Raleigh, NC – May 3, 2014 – Imurj,  the Triangle’s newest art and music venue and incubator located in downtown Raleigh in the Warehouse District, is having a four-day Grand Opening this week.  The Grand Opening goes on from Thursday, May 4th through Sunday, May 7th.  There will be plenty of free events including live music, open mic, beer tasting, break dancing and interactive art.  All Free. All Weekend. Imurj is described as a collaborative music and art community center.  This passion-project from co-founders, Heather Burns and Karl Thor, is a place for all musicians, artists, teachers, and patrons to create, perform and engage in art. Imurj’s objective is to strengthen the local art community by providing an incubator for local talent, from amateur to professional, with cross-fertilization between performance and visual artistic mediums. Imurj’s 6000 square foot space located at 300 S. McDowell St in downtown Raleigh’s warehouse district (underneath the Whiskey Kitchen) houses well-equipped music, video, and art production studios, as well as a café/bar with stages for live performances, demonstrations, lectures, and seminars.   The event this weekend is open to the public and welcomes anyone that enjoys local art and music.  Imurj is a membership-based club offering a $1/year public membership.   Imurj also offers membership for artists and musicians who want to be more involved in the community.  Please visit for more information about...

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